Uncovering Haiti's Hidden History
Scherr, Judith, In These Times
A CONGRESSIONAL BILL THAT would create a truth commission to explore the U.S. role in the 2004 regime change in Haiti is languishing in the House Foreign Affairs Committee with only 12 co-sponsors. But Rep. Barbara Lee's (D-Calif.) H.R. 331 has sparked hope among some Haitians who think the bill might pass under a friendly Obama administration and bring needed change to the indebted island nation.
Lee introduced the bill Jan. 8 without fanfare. She has brought the same bill to the U.S. House almost every year since 2004. It has never advanced out of committee.
The commission's task would be to determine what happened on Feb. 29, 2004, and the months leading up to the …
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Publication information: Article title: Uncovering Haiti's Hidden History. Contributors: Scherr, Judith - Author. Magazine title: In These Times. Volume: 33. Issue: 4 Publication date: April 2009. Page number: 11+. © Institute for Public Affairs, Inc. Mar 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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